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Hi all

 

We recently had a new engine and prop fitted. Before the fitting it was smooth there is a nut. After fitting there is a lot of excessive movement in the whole Tiller arm assembly.

 

Just a year before this the bearings were all renewed so I doubt it’s that.

 

Any ideas at all?

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The 'nut' may be at fault ?

 

6 minutes ago, Gilsteamin said:

Before the fitting it was smooth there is a nut...............

 

Where is the nut , can you find where it came from ?

 

If the tiller assembly wasn't touched during the process then it is unlikely to be that.

 

Could be :

Engine mounts not balanced

Engine mount loose

Prop not balanced

Prop blade damaged

Propshaft out of balance / damaged

 

Who fitted the engine and prop ?

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It was all fitted by the engineers at Calcutt boats. The prop is bigger than the old prop but I can’t remember the actual size and pitch. Although in during fitting, the prop was put on using a sledgehammer.

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5 hours ago, Gilsteamin said:

It was all fitted by the engineers at Calcutt boats. The prop is bigger than the old prop but I can’t remember the actual size and pitch. Although in during fitting, the prop was put on using a sledgehammer.

A sledgehammer shouldn't be required to fit a new propeller onto a new shaft, my guess is they accidentally whacked one of the bats leaving it out of balance. Unless they fitted one with the wrong rotation...

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